Austin has drinking down to a science—patio drinking, day drinking, drinking at legendary dive bars and fancy cocktail bars and everything in between. But it takes a village to keep our city hydrated with quality cocktails, craft beer and wine. For the second year in a row, we're celebrating the city's top bars—and the people and cocktails behind them—at the Time Out Austin Bar Awards, where we'll honor the very best in the industry.
Below you'll find the four finalists from each of our 11 categories, all nominated by our panel of expert industry judges. On May 21, we'll be announcing the winners at our Bar Awards celebration—stay tuned for the results, and in the meantime, be sure to raise a glass to our talented lineup of bars, bar teams and cocktails.
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Bar of the Year: Sponsored by Milagro
Best Legacy Bar: Sponsored by Monkey Shoulder
Best Wine Bar: Sponsored by Segura Viudas
Most Creative Drinks List
Best Restaurant Bar Program
Best Beer Bar
Best Bar Crew
Best Specialty Bar
Best Cocktail in Austin
Most Instagrammable Cocktail in Austin